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after spending the past four years behind bars in italy, amanda knox arrives home in seattle for an emotional homecoming. >> i was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn't real. >> we will hear more from knox and her attorney this morning. we will also take a look at what the future holds. possibly a multimillion dollar payday for her story. >> many in the gop were hoping chris christie would make a run for the white house. we will tell you who benefits the most from his decision not to run. fast acting rescue crews save the pilot and three passengers of a tourist helicopter after it crashes into new york's east river. this morning, we will speak with two of the heroes about that dangerous rescue operation. there is some trouble in springfield.
we will tell you what is at stake and why producers say this could be the final season. hattie kauffman is in seattle with more for us. hattie, good morning. >> good morning you two. what a journey. ama amanda knox returns as someone international. she is free but her freedom has come with a price. >> i'm really overwhelmed right now. >> reporter: in her first public words since being released from a italian prison, amanda knox thanked her supporters moments after landing on american soil for the first time in four years. >> i was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn't real. what is important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family. >> because of the letters and the calls and the -- just amazing support that we have received from people all over the world, we have been able to
endure and make sure amanda had the support she needed. >> reporter: getting back to normal may not be easy. the international media frenzy continued on the journey from home from her flight out of rome to her landing in seattle and there is no sign the interest in amanda or her story will let up soon. >> i think she will probably have to change her name. >> i think it will be hard for her. >> reporter: her first challenge is repaying more than $1 million her family piled up the last on two years and parents each two out second mortgages and drained retirement accounts. her grandmother took out $250,000 to help pay bills, a burden she welcomed. >> we are happy, e laeted. >> reporter: but for amanda, all of that can wait. for now, she has one priority. >> my family is the most important thing to me right now and i want to go and be with them, so thank you. for being there for me.
>> reporter: sources close to knox tell cbs news she began writing her memoir while in prison. that will be worth millions to people who hope to profit on this case. >> also in seattle, theodore simon, amanda knox's attorney here in the u.s. i understand when amanda got off that plane, you met privately with her. what did she say to you? what did you do talk about before she walked into the press conference? >> that is true. the security was full at the airport as was everyone at british airways and made special arrangements for david march i don't think, the family press person and me to meet with her. we met privately. she wasn't sitting with her father and after she got off the plane, it was a very emotional embrace between her father and she. after a long period of time, we
explained throngs of reporters out there, many cameras and she had the option of speaking or not. she made the decision completely on her own. she felt compelled to express her strong feelings and heartfelt feelings of thanks and appreciation for so much support so she made that statement and i think it wasn't so much what she said, but how she said it and it started to give america a sense of what a kind, generous, caring person she really is. she's a sweet, lovely individual. >> there has been so much attention the last three years and especially the last couple of weeks. we heard from her family one of the thing that sticks out curt knox said what his daughter wants to do when she is released is lay in the grass and put her feet in the grass. i know she is spending private time with her family at this point. do you know whether she has had an opportunity since she spoke to lay in the grass, walk in the grass? >> i spent every minute with her since her deplaning so i can
tell you. we left in the car. we ended up at a certain home and it was filled with family members and she interacted with her young cousins and aunts and uncles and it was just -- just a very warm, meaningful evening. it was not a celebration. it was thankfulness, gratefulness, appreciation to be in each other's company and that is what it was. if she got in the grass, i didn't see it. i think she was too filled up with e mogs and her family and expressions of love. she is a dlilve person, a delightful person and very extremely thoughtful. what i sat and observed i think she has an incredible strength and she appears to me to be remarkably healthy. >> she is, obviously, taking some time for herself. we have heard about her writings while in prison the last four years.
is there a plan to release the journal and diaries and share a little bit more about that experience? >> i'm sure a lot more to come but i can tell you very candi y candidly, none of those things were discussed last night in any way. amanda is much more about asking people how they are. it was only after much time and some curiosity where others started asking some questions about her prison experience and when everyone hears about all of those, i think they will be really amazed. >> ted simon, thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome. watch the untold story this saturday night at 10:00, 9:00 central on "48 hours mystery" on cbs. president obama's jobs bill is going nowhere in congress and the president is blaming one key republican leaders. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the latest on the jobs fight for us this morning. >> the president was in his new
campaign mode. he attacked republican majority leader eric cantor by name for not passing his jobs bill and bringing it to the floor. >> eric cantor said that, right now, he won't even let this jobs bill have a vote in the house of representatives. think about that. i mean, what is the problem? do they not have the time? they just had a week off. is it inconvenient? >> reporter: the president was just getting warmed up. he then went after unnamed members of congress for saying they shouldn't pass the bill because it would give him a win. >> give me a win? give me a break! that's why folks are fed up with washington. this isn't about giving me a win. this is about giving people who are hurting a win. >> reporter: the white house
says the american jobs act is a mix of spending measures and tax breaks to help bring down the unemployment rate. on "the early show" less than a month ago, cantor sounded ready to deal. >> i think now the country is really ready for us to set aside those differences and try and build consensus, reach commonality and see if we can produce a bill that does help job creation. >> reporter: earlier this week, cantor saying effectively the jobs bill is dead. the republicans opposed a bill mainly because new taxes in it and also against any proposed stimulus spending. >> nobody gets everything they want. i don't get everything i want. i think the president understands the legislative process. >> reporter: the president will urge the house to take up the bill. the senate democrats admitted they don't have the votes yet to pass the bill. >> bill plante, thank you. the latest washington drama came on a wild day for wall street as the dow industrials
another 400-point swing. ended the day up more than 1%. rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange with the latest on that roller coaster ride and what is in store for today. europe, obviously, has helped destabilize the markets for weeks. how are they looking in europe and yesterday a crazy day on wall street in bear territory before a late day rebound. what happened yesterday? >> reporter: what you're seeing now is very reactionary and jumpy markets. yesterday's upside momentum we saw in the united states across the board in europe, things are looking very positive this morning, whereas, in asia, things are looking negative. the mere mention yesterday that european policymakers are going to be addressing the bank situations, we have been talking about this, the debt problems that the banks in europe face. a report that perhaps they have gotten their act together in
europe and they will address those problems at the banks, help send things higher in europe as well as in the united states. >> yesterday, ben bernanke spoke before congress and talked about the u.s. economy recovery close to faltering right now. what type of effect do comments like that have? >> well, what it says about things here in the economy is what we already know. things aren't good. what it says about the federal reserve will do about the economy is that we may see a new fresh round of stimulus from the fed and what we have seen in their previous rounds it has sent stocks higher but also sent things like gasoline and grocery costs higher as well so it's very controversial. >> rebecca jarvis down at the new york stock exchange for us this morning, thank you. check in now with jeff glor who is looking at the other day's headlines for us we are following. >> good morning. a dust storm in arizona has triggered more accidents and more pileups. the storm caused three serious accidents involving dozens of vehicles yesterday. 15 people were hurt. one person died.
the crash happened on interstate 10 between tucson and phoenix. >> nba has canceled all preseason game. the league and players union say they are no closer to a new contract after meetings yesterday. in there is no deal by monday they plan to wipe out the first two weeks of regular season games in november. a mistake by a stork clerk resulted in $25 million for one lucky lottery winner. cath scruggs, the clerk sold her a powerball game ticket. the ticket had winning numbers. $25 million. scruggs seasonal job ended last spring and said she had been looking for work. look no more.
here in new york this morning, there is no word on the cause of a dramatic helicopter crash that killed one tourist and injured three others. >> the death toll, though, may have been higher if rescue crews had not been there so quickly. cbs news correspondent michelle miller has more. >> reporter: just four hours after crashing into new york's east river, the bell 206 jet ranger helicopter was brought back to land as investigators tried to figure out what went wrong. >> what we will be doing is looking at the human, the machine, the environment, the human nnel case is the pilot. we will be looking at his training, any previous accidents or any other aspects that could help form the investigation. >> reporter: the helicopter filled with four tourists
traveling together on a birthday celebration took off just after 3:00 p.m. from the 34th street helipad on manhattan's east side. eyewitnesses say the chopper made it 25 feet into the air before spinning around, crashing in the river and flipping upside down. >> chopper is down. >> reporter: pilot paul dudley and passengers harriett nicholson and helen tomocy are seen clinging to the helicopter gear. dudley swam alone in the middle of the river before firefighter robert lopez was able to reach him. >> he was in distress and seemed to be in shock but saying, at the same time, someone else was left in the helicopter. >> reporter: first responders pulled three passengers out of the water, transporting them to nearby hospitals, as the search continued for the fourth. >> there is one female passenger not accounted for.
>> reporter: sonya mara was found an hour later, trapped inside the fuselage. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> joining us is laer seras who jumped into the water moments after the crash and jason gregory who helped in the rescue. you come up on the scene. you get the call. luckily you happen to be somewhat close to the helipad down on 34th street. when you first arrive what do you see and how do you process it? >> when we first arrived, there was a lot of people pointing in the direction of the helicopter and we had a lot of equipment that we needed to shed, tactical gear and when we actually reached the water's edge, all you could see is the skids of the inverted helicopter barely visible above the water line. and we knew what we had to do. >> you see those skids. did you see any of the
passengers at that point? >> as far as i can remember, i saw the pilot. he is the only one i saw at the surface initially. and then after we jumped in and began swimming, then two more people surfaced. >> you guys were on a counterterrorism exercise at that particular time with heavy equipment on and didn't have swim equipment. you jump right in. the currents are extremely difficult there. how precarious of a situation was it for not only you and your men to get in the water but the surviving passengers who then made it to the surface? >> it was a lot more difficult than i thought it was going to be. the swim was a lot further than it first appeared and if we didn't have some flotation device to hold on to, i think things could have been a lot worse. >> the mayor has praised the quick response of everyone involved here and say it couldn't have been that much faster and thanks to you. you pulled the victim from the
wreckage. how difficult was it to find the wreckage in the river and to pull her out? >> well, we actually, two divers before us, actually found the wreckage. we ran a pattern line and they found the wreckage for us. so when me and my partner, detective fein went down, the wreckage was there and the passenger was inside. >> what type of condition were the passengers? we know the pilot was conscious swimming to shore. >> the two female victims were completely unconscious. >> were you able resuscitate them out there? >> we concentrated on keeping their face out of the water. that is the best we could do while trying to stay afloat ourselves. for the amount of people that we were in the water, we really had a limited amount of flotation and we were just trying to stay together so we didn't lose any of the rescuers. >> gentlemen, thank you. we appreciate you joining us here this morning. >> thank you. >> we know that the city,
obviously, appreciates your work. thank you. >> thank you. still ahead we will look at the gop presidential race without governor christie who is officially out right now. we will tell you which candidate is making a surprise run to the top. apple's stock takes a dive as the company reveals the new iphone 4s. many consumers, though, not impressed saying is that all you got? we will take a look at whether it's worth it or not. this is "the early show" on cbs. are hidden in the contours of your teeth & tongue. introducing a breakthrough for aquafresh. new extreme clean pure breath action. its micro active foam penetrates those hard to reach places. and it now contains a mineral compound that captures and neutralizes bad breath odors giving you 80% cleaner, purer breath. for all the confidence of pure breath try new extreme clean pure breath action from aquafresh. here is jeff glor at the
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,,,, . good morning. temperatures in the low 50s over much of the area. the day time high with sunshine, about the nome of 70. 46 tonight with clear conditions and cooler tomorrow, but nice and sunny. the day time high for thursday -- >> here is a look at traffic. >> it is busy, we have an accident on the pelt way on the outside loop, that will be at
lockwood boulevard and then at 83, a crash on 295 and that has an overturned vehicle, the crash in the city on north capitol and there is a look at the delay on 295, that accident early on at 295 at 32 is gone, but you are looking at signature delays. more on the traffic delay. that is the professional wild life, call pair month pest control. back to you. thank you. in the news this morning, a security list after a young woman was socketsd a block or two from the home campus. we have a live look from the village. >> good morning. the police said that the assault happen early saturday morning in charles village and they stepped up the presence
around john hopkins university. they said that the 20 year old woman was sexually assaulted saturday morning as she walked to her apartment, on a road about as wide as an alley and the attacker told the woman he had a gun. if you have information on that, come for arrested. the man arrested that shot a social security employee. he is charged with robbing the man and shooting him on $2 the arm as he was outside the social security administration headquarters and that caused a lock down on the complex. another city home targeted by a group of men saying that they were police officers in southeast baltimore city. they stole 1800 in cash from the homeowners and it appears to be someone copy catting the
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welcome back to "the early show." the battle for "the simpsons." 23 seasons could be it for tv's longest running sitcom. the producers at fox says it takes too much money to produce new episodes. >> the ratings are down 14% so 14% over last year. reportedly we are hearing the actors who do the voices they want them to take a huge pay cut, 45%. the actors say, no, they have an idea how they can work it out.
we will look at the fear some are feeling for springfield to become a ghost town. first, how about politics? the republican presidential campaign has a long way to go, of course. but it's looking more and more like we may just know who is running. >> on tuesday, new jersey governor chris christie ended the will he, or won't he speculation by saying he won't. jan crawford has more from washington. >> reporter: for weeks, the big time republican donors have been begging chris christie to get in the race. >> now is not my time. >> reporter: after months of denials and in weeks of reconsidering, chris christie got straight to the point. he is not running for president. but, instead, focusing on his work as governor. >> i asked for this job. i fought hard to get this job.
and my job here sent done. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, front-runner mitt romney with one less republican competitor has nothing but praise for governor christie. >> where are you from? >> new jersey. >> chris christie country. >> reporter: a new poll shows romney still in the lead with support from 17% of likely republican primary voters. 1 out of 3 say he has the best shot at beating president obama, but romney's main competition may be changing. would weeks ago, texas governor rick perry was leading the poll and now it's businessman herman cain tied with romney. perry has lost half of his support at 12%. cain says it's because voters want something different. >> i don't have national name i.d. and when i say i've never
held public office, i get a spontaneous applause because they are tired of politicians as usual. >> reporter: what is behind cain's surge? it appears to be the tea party. a cbs news poll two weeks ago had rick perry topping their list of candidates. now perry has dropped to 12% and cain is on the rise with 24% of tea party support. this, of course, is a huge change in the top three, but with three months till the iowa caucuses and the new hampshire primaries, you know, there's still a lot of time left. the cbs poll shows 18% of republicans are still completely undecided and, of course, the rest of those primary voters still could change their minds. >> three months a lot of time. stay with us. we want to bring in john dickerson who is also in washington this morning. jan points out there is still a little bit of time left here.
is there enough time for someone else, a sarah palin to jump into the race or is the field essentially set now? >> i think the cast is pretty much set here. we may have a special guest appearance by sarah palin. she is still hofvering around ad has in our cbs poll, 73% said that they did not want palin to run. that is a very steep hill to climb and particularly with such a short amount of time left. because in that period of time, you would have to overcome those numbers. she has very high negatives and you have to do. they suggest she might go her own way but that would defy the laws of politics. >> let's talk about herman cain. our poll showing minimum in a dead heat with romney right now.
what is it about cain that is resonating with voters and can he sustain this? >> he says the fact he has not been in washington. also he is a straight talker. a bit of him, a bit of the chris christie element in him that he sort of says it like he sees it. the question for cain and for all of these candidates, can he sustain these numbers? this would be true of sarah palin if she got in the race. there might be a blip in the polls. the reason you need organization and spending time to do this is you sustain support and build an organization to allow you to get votes and no be necessarily be popular. >> what are you hearing from his camp how they are handling the shifting tide and what their plans are? >> reporter: they are saying publicly things are going along fine and he is staying in this race and sustain this and continue to grow. his numbers get things back on track. but there is real concern among republicans in the
establishment. analysts who look at this campaign and see some of his stumbles, particularly in the debates and also in some of his fund-raising dollars. my sources tell me he is going to report strong numbers but a lot of that is from his home state of texas where, of course, a lot of money there to be found. can he expand that base outside of texas? already, we saw with chris christie saying he is not going to be running, that mitt romney is coming in and picking up some of those big donors who were pushing chris christie to get in the race. looks like right now, mitt romney will continue with that edge and support and in fund-raising donors and perry is going to have to fight to get it back. >> cbs jan crawford and jon dickerson both in washington, thank you so much. good talking with you. like i heard someone saying, time to quit the fantasy dating and love the one you're with. . temperatures around 53, 45 in oak land and the
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expected. brian cooley has here with a look at this. consumers were a little bit disappointed yesterday but shouldn't be that despondent about this. >> it's like the same looking phone. this is a 4 and the 4s will look almost the same but the guts are completely redone for the most part. it's about the phone work, not what number they put on it and what shape the case is. it doesn't look different and doesn't have a new name on it and let a lot of folks down you. >> but people wanted new guts, right? >> at the end of the day, that is where you're going to get the difference is in the guts. take you to us a little bit about where you think there are some good positives in this iphone for us. >> first of all, it's much faster and they say two times faster the way it does everything and faster chip inside and on rendering graphics. you live that with every day. 8 megapixel camera and new optical elements and technology in it. it may be the first camera phone i think will make you forget about ever carrying a camera
again. they are very close and this might breakthrough on that. >> better battery life. what got the attention was this new voice activation. they were asking do i need a raincoat to test the weather. here is my favorite question to ask. >> have you figured out the meaning of life? >> try and be nice to people. avoid eating fat. read a good book every now and then. >> that seems like pretty good advice. >> i wish it was like that in my life! >> i guess that is one of the nice new bells and whistles? >> it is a beta technology and not ready to lunaunch yet. we have hands-free and voice technology to some degree but you have to push buttons to get into that mode. at that point, i'm distracted and handling my phone. i want to see this technology work from the outside/in.
from the very first command i give it. like "star trek." computer, do this and the phone would wake up and start doing things. >> what is the weather like today, beyond asking that, if you want to text your husband, text david, hi, i'm picking up the boys and it would send a text? >> they are trying to get to a complete cohesive push. it could be a breakthrough in real voice recognition. >> when can we get it? >> preorder is october 7th and so it's not long. up next, "the simpsons" may be going to sitcom heaven. >> we will take a look at that coming up. this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪ looking forward to your first cup ♪ morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile...
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springfield. you may not be getting that on a weekly basis for much longer because we are hearing it could be the final episode of the show because producers and the actors who voice those characters can't agree on money. >> cbs news correspondent bill whitaker says if they can't make the deal they may pull the plug on one of tv's most popular tv programs of all time. >> reporter: they are the most recognizable family in america. >> bart, you're cheating! >> lisa, it was probably an accident. >> oh, sure you take his side because he bought you that house on st. james place. >> who else is going to take care of her? dad? >> well, you little! >> reporter: after 23 seasons and nearly 500 episodes, the very future "the simpsons" hangs in the balance over a pay dispute between 20th century fox and the actors who provide the voices of the show's beloved characters. >> no! no! i won't take your blood ponies!
go on, sweat yoysweaty. >> they would like the voice actors to take a pretty huge pay cut to for the increasingly skyrocketing expenses for a show on the air for 23 years. >> total rip-off! >> reporter: studio executives are insisting that each of the principal actors take a 45% pay cut from $8 million to $4 million. the actors refused. early the actors accepted a 30% pay cut but fox executives refused. >> what is standing behind the actors in terms of leverage their distinctive voices have breathed life into this characters. >> reporter: in a statement, a spokesperson said --
oip the simpson is" is not the show it used to be. ratings are down 14% from last year. leading some observers to believe that fox might just be looking for a way to turn the lights out in springfield for good. >> okay. that's quite enough. not funny any more. ow! >> reporter: bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> i haven't watched the show in years but it is funny to watch clips of. . actors will say we will not take a 50% pay cut. the executives say the ratings are not as popular as it used to be. coming up, no place like home. ammanda knox can tell you that for sure. >> more on her emotional homecoming coming up. ♪call 1-800-steemer.
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. don't forget your traffic. more on the traffic after this look at weather .... chilly to start and warm when you come home. in the 50s now. sun ship, we will be up to about 73 and down to 46 tonight with clear skies and up to about 68, cooler, but sunshine. over to the traffic control -- >> plenty of problems to tell you about this morning. the last one on the loop and
one near middle ton, and one at 10 north bound at the beltway and there are big delas delays on the beltway and from is a live look at york road. that is brought to you -- . safety concerns at john hopkins university after a woman was assaulted there. >> the police said that the a assault happen early saturday morning in charles village and they have stacked up the presence here. the 20 year old woman was socketsd about 1:00 saturday morning and she was walking through a parking lot, that is about as wide as an alley.
he said he had a gun. just a brief description of the attacker. if you have information, come forward. >> a protest as they take a stand over what they call corporate greed. pro test ares have rallies in new orleans, boston and all over the country. here is a sign it must be fall. the bagged leaves will be bagged up and picked up. up to 20 bags could be picked up. stay with us, up next, new desales the the gunning walker desales the the gunning walker scandal and is ,,,,,,,,
♪ top of the hour here on "the early show." on a wednesday, nice to have you with us. i'm erica hill, along with chris wragge. >> good morning. >> good morning to you. >> good to see you again. >> you as well. >> pretty good hour. we have been following this story for the last few months, the investigation to that operation known as fast and furious and now prompting congress to probe deeper who knew what at top levels of government and when. and new revelations this morning around the controversy surrounding this program which
allowed dangerous weapons to walk into the hands of drug cartels. >> cbs investigative correspondent cher atkinson first broke the scory and in washington with the latest for us. >> good morning. a rare look at the inner workings of the government's undercover operations. a you go dealer comes forward with a fascinating story how u.s. agents began letting guns walk across the u.s./mexican border more than four years ago. >> reporter: he was working a gun show in early 2006 when a young hispanic man bought a half dozen semiautomatic rifles paying $1,600 cash. >>ed asked for more and he said i'll take them all. >> reporter: i suspected the buyer was trafficking for a drug
cartel. he notified atf, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. atf told him to go ahead with the sale. he asked detty to be a confidential informant. >> he said, mike, i think we will-of-we have a chance at taking out a powerful cartel. can you help us? i made that commitment and i really thought i was doing something good. >> reporter: detty even signed this informant contract. as he understood it, he would sell to suspected traffickers and agents would track the weapons, expose the cartel's inner workings and take the guns before they could get loose on the street, or so detty thought. his business, mad dog indicate
toured to the clientele in his living room show room. atf agents listened and watched outside. >> they would have a small video recordings, audio recording device and sometimes it was hidden in a box of kleenex. >> reporter: one of the biggest cases was conamed operation wide receiver. do you know how many about many guns we are talking about? >> it's right around 450. >> reporter: things didn't work out like detty thought. he says he realized atf was letting guns walked. he hadn't help take down any cartels. he had helped atf arm them. when you think back and thinking in hindsight what we know now, all of those guns were going on the street, what do you think about? >> it really makes me sick. >> reporter: what is important to know is when all of this happened. it was under the bush administration three years before the better known
operation under the obama operation, fast and furious. that case allegedly let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of mexican drug cartels. it's now the subject of two investigations. the fast and furious tactic of letting guns walk was only exposed after border patrol agent brian terry was murdered last december and at least two assault rifles from fast and furious were found at the scene. as for its predecessor, wide receiver, after more than three years, prosecutors finally quietly rounded up seven suspects last fall. no cartel leaders, just buyers, who critics say should never have been allowed to put one weapon on the street, let alone operate for years. >> my first day as an informant, if they had said, here is our plan, mike, we are going to let as many guns go across the border as they can haul and we will look in and see where they pop up, i would say, no way. that's no plan.
that is idi saidyi said. >> reporter: republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate whether attorney general eric holder told the truth when he testified earlier this year to congress about when he first knew about fast and furious. >> this investigation began along border towns but you have found through further investigation it's not just limited to border towns, correct? >> reporter: we did. we looked into this and we found allegations of gun walks in ten cities in five states so this apparently was not isolated to arizona. >> reporter: cbs's sharyl attkisson in washington for us, thank you. >> sobering stuff. another top story. the emotional homecoming of amanda knox after four years behind bars in italy. >> hattie kauffman was in there seattle as knox said thank you for her family, friends, and supporters and hattie joins us this morning from seattle. >> good morning. >> reporter: after four years in prison, it has been a remarkable 48 house.
it was just two days ago that amanda knox stood before an italian court pleading her innocence and begging for her freedom and now this morning waking up in seattle. after an emotional homecoming. minutes after touching down on tuesday, she spoke for the first time publicly since her release. >> i'm really overwhelmed right now. i was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn't real. what is important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family. i just want my family -- my familiy is the most important thing to me right now and i just want to go and be with them. thank you for being there for
for me. >> reporter: and her family was not just there for her emotionally. they have been there financially taking out loans and getting second mortgages to pay for legal fees and to fly back and forth from seattle to italy. she is supposedly working on a memoir which should help recoup some of those costs. >> hattie, what, though, essentially is next for amanda at this point now that she is home? >> reporter: we know that their number one priority is privacy for amanda. she wants to reconnect with her family. they are sort of cocooning together. she has in addition to her mom and dad and sisters, nieces, nephews and a grandmother. they want to have time together and just be away from everything so they can decompress. >> hattie kauffman in seattle, thanks. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. >> good morning. in west virginia, acting governor earl ray tomblin won the special election for
governor last night. he democrat fended off bill maloney. he replaced former governor joe manchin who was elected to the senate. police in kansas city looking for a little girl who vanished from her crib. more than a hundred police officers searched through the night for 10-month-old lisa irwin who was last seen when her parents put her down on monday night. the fbi is now involved as well. police say the parents are cooperating and they believe lisa was abducted. the first checks are mailed out today to investors cheated by bernie madoff. checks totals $300 million in recovered money sent to more than 1,200 investors. those payments come to just 4 1/2 cents for every dollar investors believe they had. athens police used batons to clear away civil servants with a strike there. the 24-hour strike is shutting down airports as air traffic controllers walk off the job, as
well as school . outside, up to 54, 45 in oak land, the low pressure is moving out and with that low moving out, the high pressure is moving in and it is getting warmer. the temperatures back to the 60s before the most part and the next few days will be nice. 73 today, clear >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by starbucks via ready brew. never be without great coffee. up next, looking for clues to alzheimer's disease in the genes of families that have struggled with it for generations. >> you'll meet one family this morning that is leading the fight. stay with us. this is "the early show" on cbs. alaaññjmlo.ññfutñe?l?vkivn
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the disease gave her intense delusionses that her children were trying to harm err. >> she would get out of and get out of the house and try to run away. someone would have to physically get her and bring her back. it was a hard thing. >> reporter: when doug turned 50, his wife and two children watched closely for signs his memory was failing but doug stayed symptom-free. >> when 60 rolled around, we must think he must not have it because he is not showing any signs of it yet. >> reporter: doug thought he was safe but wanted to see if his children risked having the disease. so when he was 62, he agreed to participate in the dominantly inherited alzheimer's network or dian study. a project about gaecket.
>> the ground breaking study is following patients over six years whose parents test positive for a genetic mutation known to cause alzheimer's. >> about 20 years before people will have the first signs of memory loss or dementia, there are already changes occurring in the brain and what that does, it offers a window of opportunity for which we can intervene in that process. >> doug tested positive for the genetic mutation. >> he said i'm sad that i can't tell the kids they don't have to think about it. >> that was the purpose of going through the counseling and getting the test done in the first place. so i could ease their minds. now i can't do that. >> reporter: however, this now makes karen and brian eligible to participate in the study. >> a little nervous today, but it will be good. >> reporter: for three days, they undergo spine tests, p.e.t. scans, dna indexing, and memory
tests. >> sir, what was that name and address to remember? >> john brown, 42 market street, chicago. >> perfect. >> reporter: so far, 30% of study participants have developed alzheimer's symptoms. karen fears she will one way be one of them. >> how scary it is to know that you're no in control of yourself. >> reporter: even though they have been tested brian and karen say they are not quite ready to learn in alzheimer's is in their future. >> i don't know what the challenges may or may not be once i funed out the status of my mutations. >> reporter: already five of doug's family members are participants in the dian study. his brother was in the study but died at 55. more family members start testing later this month. >> it's an awful thing to think about and awful thing to talk about, but at least having gone through it, it gives your family a way to connect about it. >> reporter: for doug whitney. >> making such great progress. >> reporter: the study means he finally gets to witness some good come of the disease.
>> i can't help thinking by the time she is in line, it won't be a problem. >> reporter: pryia david-clemens, cbs news, seattle. >> that is what you have to hope for. researchers in the study say they are now less than a year away from testing drugs and therapies that may catch alzheimer's in its early stages. boy, what a bit of relief that would offer for so many families across this country. 99 weeks is a long time without a job and more than 2 million americans have been out of work that long. >> we will meet one of them this morning and hear how they are coping. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs haelt healthsponsored by novolog flexpen. ask your doctor about the benefits of novolog flexpen today. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to carry a cooler with flexpen.
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>> whit johnson in washington with a story of one woman who knows how difficult it has been the past few years and trying to do something about it. >> reporter: the unemployment rate seemingly stuck above 9%, millions of americans have found themselves out of work for months at a time. we spent a day with pam robb of frederick, maryland, who, like many others, have found education and experience doesn't mean a quick ticket back into the work force. >> you want to get the cocoa puffs out. >> reporter: beyond managing the household, single mother of two pam robb spends most of her days. >> today's to do list is here. >> reporter: >> reporter: working to find work. did you ever expect to be in this situation? >> never. i've never had a hard time find ago job. >> reporter: she was earning nearly six figures in nonprofit management before laid off in february of 2009. you're barely getting buy? >> yeah. >> reporter: she pays her mortgage with help from an assistance program and owes
nearly $30,000 in credit card debt. >> if i really took a step back and i just focused on, oh, my gosh! i can't make the mortgage this month. or i can't pay the car note or whatever little bill it is, it gets really, really overwhelming. >> reporter: stories like pam's are all too familiar. 2 million americans have been unemployed for 99 weeks or longer. the unemployment rate among managers and professionals is 4.4%, compared to 2.5% in 2008. with nowhere else to turn, pam is one of hundreds of white collar workers taking advantage of free workshops, peer training and counseling through the maryland department of labor. many at this orientation once did the hiring and firing themselves. >> i'm a computer system administrator. >> i'm a hotel sales manager. >> i'm a database administrator. >> i'm an attorney. >> reporter: being highly educated and highly skilled has, in some ways, made re-entering the work force more challenging. >> whereas, if you're a younger
worker, you haven't built up all of that experience and able to branch out and do something difference. >> reporter: pam has five interviews since january but maintains faith things will get better. >> they have to. there is no other place to go but up. >> reporter: without an income, it's that kind of optimism her family will have to rely on. >> yea! >> that optimism and attitude is essential. what is the latest with pam? where do things stand? >> we do have good news to report to that front. i talked to pam last night. she had another job interview yesterday with a well-established nonprofit and says this is the kind of job, it's not just something in the short term, but something she hopes will turn into a long-term career and she said it went very well. she says it looks promising but trying not to get her hopes up too much. she has been down this road before several times. >> great news. if they are watching this morning, hire pam. whit johnson in washington, thanks. >> i like the two words whit
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. starting the day with sunshine, take your sun glasses and jacket. more traffic after this first lock at weather. >> we will top out at 73 and sunshine and clear skies, the normal is 49 and we should be around 46. cooler than today, then a run of 80s for the weekend. here is a look from traffic control. >> you need to be patient this morning. too many extents to mention, but three on the beltway on the topside near harrisburg and the
other on the ramp to u.s. new york road and then another one with an accident at mt. carmel. one at 10 north bound and 295 at 195, a crash that is blocking traffic. that is the harrisburg express way. if you have more on personal lawsuits, -- . there was an assault right here at the john hopkins university area. it was about 1:00 saturday morning as she walked through the parking lot and there is a
road about as wide as the alley and the attacker said he had a gun. they only have a general description and asked anybody that knows anything to come out with more information. more on that, trying to find robin gardener. they are trying to look for her body. her traveling companion is remaining in jail there. he said that the body was swept out to see. a cat set on fire, the fourth this year in the city, had the be put down. over $10 million to be able to fund projects to reduce
age 58 his life and music are getting a new burst of attention including hbo documentary by martin scorsese that premieres tonight. also ahead this morning, for many couples, the worst part of the job could be coming home because you walk in that door, you want to relax, maybe sit down, forget about your day. but there is somebody else there sharing your space. you guys start to talk. kids running around. it's the witching hour. how do you deal with it? how can you better support one another when you walk in the door and both have a little bit down time without annoying the other person? our he said/she said panel will weigh in on that this morning. >> i think i know two people in the room who pitch that story. >> what are you talking about? first, a new front-runner in the republican race for president. the latest cbs news poll shows herman cain in a first place tie with mitt romney.
>> who is herman cain? we talked josh landis and josh butler, to paint a picture for us. >> every four years america competes to find out who on will be america's top republican. michele bachmann, ron paul, or herman cain? he made a name for himself as ceo of godfather's business are. >> he was born in 1945 in memphis. he and his brother thurman grew up poor in atlanta. he had to drink separate at water fountains and ride in the back of a bus. >> he got a college degree and married his college sweetheart and landed a civilian job as a mathematician in the navy and went back to graduate school and decided to enter in big business. he entered the business world. >> he started out at coca-cola
and an executive at pillsbury and saved a string of burger king restaurants and then an offer he couldn't refuse. ceo of godfather's pizza. the company was about toing under and cain rescued it. then he left the greater good and became the head of the national restaurant association lobbying in washington. a big moment came in 1994. >> cain squared off against president clinton at a town hall meeting. when cain told the president the plan to pay for it wrong is long. >> uver calculatiyour calculati impact would do is, quite frankly, incorrect. >> that showdown put him on the path to become america's next top republican. >> he ran for president in 2000 and senate in 2004 and all the while buildinging a talk show.
then he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer but he pulled through. like lance armstrong, cain beat cancer and came out strong. jim gae lowway says the tea party has been successful to his success. >> he really excites republican crowds. >> cain's secret for recipe? 999%:give everyone a flat income tax of 9% and create a national sales tax of, yep, 9%. cain's followers praisesed the simp simp simplicity. >> galloway says rather than protesting as a young man, cain chose to battle an inequality by working harder. >> his personal strategy has been you don't dwell on it, you move past it. >> and cain has moved a long way past his obligations.
he said he succeeded because of the strong work ethic he got from his parents. the dream of a college degree wasn't just his, it was their dream as well. >> it's safe to say none of them back then dreamed that herman cain would be this far along in his race to become america's next top republican! >> we should mention in the latest cbs news poll, undecided or don't know, actually beat out both romney and cain by one point so still the race is pretty much wide open. >> let's go back to jan crawford who is in washington with us this morning. let's talk about herman cain. he has gone in the few short weeks from a man cast aside and not taken seriously to a man who is now nearing front-runner status. what was the defining moment for him the last couple of weeks and now he has picked upall of this steam sf. >> reporter: not a defining moment but a gradual incline. i was there and i thought he won
that debate. when you listen to herman crin, not one candidate in this field who can talk about america's greatness. you know, that shining city on the hill. he really connects with people who want to believe that america can get back on track. they think it's off track. and continue to be a better place for them and their children. he inspires people. he reaches people. you know, that is what people like about herman cain and what is starting to come through now. >> is that enough to maintain this surge essentially that he is seeing? we saw with that bachmann and perry and not the case for either one of them right now. >> reporter: right. but he says people are looking for something different. he is something different because his message, unlike we hear from bachmann or perry is a positive message of hope and optimism about america's future. he hits that like ronald reagan better than anyone. what does he do with that? he doesn't have a strong campaign structure or organization. you know, he is not really organized so well in some of
these early states. so he is going to have to pick up that pace and pick up fund-raising and continue to get that message out there. along with those specifics like that 999 plan. >> jan, more so than just people his high like abdominal numbers and foreign policy. when do those issues come in the forefront we want to take you seriously now but now you need to be a serious contender. >> i think he would already say he is already is. a lot of these guys or most of them don't have the same foreign policy experience. president obama didn't when he went into the white house and rick perry doesn't as governor of texas as we have seen and some of those recent debates. the primary provision yy proces process you will see that pick up. i think that is true for all of the candidates, not just herman cain. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us.
in our news here, likely take investigators months before they know why a helicopter crashed in new york yesterday. one passenger killed and three others hurt. saw the dramatic pictures on television. police who were nearby responded almost immediately as people tried to escape. one of the officers who rescued one of the passengers told us that police did not have diving equipment at the time. >> it was a lot more difficult than i thought it was going to be. the swim was a lot further than it first appeared and if we didn't have some flotation device to hold on to, i think things could have been a lot worse. >> police were also battling dangerously strong currents and murky water. police in houston investigating a crash between a truck and a train. dump truck drove in front of a light rail train yesterday. you can see the video that was captured. passengers inside the train were sent flying. 15 people went to hospitals. all of them with minor injuries. another huge dust storm in arizona triggered a deadly
pileup. our phoenix station kpho has. >> this is what you would consider close to being a war zone. >> i kind of got off, but a truck completely took the side of our car. >> reporter: they were one of the lucky ones. one man dead, more than a dozen injured in multiple pileups involving two dozen cars and trucks and semis across arizona on tuesday. the worst a monster 16-car pileup on i-10 between tucson and phoenix. this is what it looked like inside the storm. >> we are about six miles outside of -- and it is so bad that the visibility is almost zero. >> reporter: blinding dust brought interstate traffic to a stand still for almost six hours. people just stuck in their cars, but lucky to be out of the storm. >> big old blackout, just brown, i mean, just couldn't see. >> reporter: it was not caused by thunderstorm down drafts seen earlier this year. tuesday's storm was gusty winds
moving over the parched desert. many areas 50% down more than their average rainfall. in georgia, a lucky mistake led to a huge lottery payday kathy scruggs explained how the store clerk sold her the winning ticket by mistake. >> i was going to get a megamillions but when she turned around she had actually printed out a powerball ticket also, so i actually bought two tickets. one, i asked for. and the other one, well, i asked for. >> scruggs has been out of work since last spring. she says she plans to build a house for her mother and grandmother and also startstart help the homeless. here is a hook at your weather. we are looking at a cross ship that is fobbingd and we
have -- docked and it is 45 in oak land and with the high pressure building in, the low pressure for the majority of the week and one cool spot will be tomorrow. it will be down to about as times get tougher and work, it's harder at dinnertime especially for couples. >> we thought we would help out with the best way for couples to unwind when they get home and keep their work problems off the table. joining us is matt titus and michelle callahan who is a contributor to "women's health" magazine. we tend to process things very differently when we get home. women look at it one way and men look at it another way. everybody wants to unwind. why is there a disconnect the way we handle it? >> i think women like to talk more and whereas men like to start with down time and i think
everybody should start with down time. helps to come in and unwind. we have also usually been carrying this all day long so we want to get to our partner and immediately unload and his instinct is down load and then talk. >> i'm a big talker. i like to cry and get very emotional. i think what she said is dead on. this time highlights disparaging differences between the genders. men need to relax. they need to be left -- they need to be left alone when they come home. they need to download, relax. we don't want to hear any chatter. we want to go to the man cave, we don't want to be spoken to and found later. >> how long do you expect to be in the man cave? >> my wife wants me to stay forever but probably half an hour, 45 minutes. not a long time. >> nothing wrong with that because it gives women time to download and take care of
themselves. >> when you throw kids into the picture it's different because when the parent who has been home first would like a little down time. >> the kid should go to the kid cave. >> i will send them to your house. >> looks like the lady is lounging. >> why are you sitting down taking a break? i'm busy and making dinner and not stopping. this isn't fair. >> so i'm going to let you know about it. >> we are working on our master plan. we need to think about it alone. >> did you get answer you were looking to? the bet? >> no. >> according to one study 52% of employs say job demands interfere with family and home life and 43% say family and home life interfere with job performance. are you sprufed by the numbers or hold true with what you thought? >> i'm not surprised, just because i have seen how work is taking first place in people's lives and so busy with the economy of doing the work of two or three people for the work of
one person. >> i was very surprised. because we are a generation brought up to think family first and some 46 odd percent were saying that their family interfered with their work. that is ridiculous! relationships have very important and should be taken seriously and have first priority. >> if relationships take first priority there need to be give and take when you walk through the door. is there a magic number? is there when we get home, we each get 15 minutes to do whatever we want and then we talk? >> i think it's a great idea. in some ways it is that simple. you need at least 15 to 30 minutes of just down time. people's instinct to just come in and say what is on their heart but they need that time and it gives you a chance to relax and process and you think about what you're going to share before you share it and calm down. >> successful relationships are built on strategy, not necessarily love. predetermined strategies of how people are individually are more important than how they are at a couple. >> can you replace strategy with
a word that sounds less clinical? i mean that in all seriousness. strategy, i mean? >> it's a job, right? >> work. >> think before you speak and give yourselves both time before you talk it's relaxing and enjoyable instead of stressful and driving each other nuts. >> do you like how matt looks for me for help? >> he is quiet on his own terms. >> genius. taking it slow. >> taking it slow. >> take lessons on his strategy. ahead here on "the early show," a fresh look at george harrison ten years after his death. >> we will hear from the q,,,,,,
four, the beatles, george harrison may not be the first one to come to mind. he truly influenced a generation with his spirituality. >> he is the subject of a documentary by martin scorsese. it seems the quiet beatle is finally making some noise. >> the beatles! ♪ >> how long do you think beatle mania will last? >> as long as y'all keep coming. ♪ i think you'll understand >> do you think the beatles as a person, do you think of paul as the face of the personality? john is the intellect. george was the soul of the beatles. >> i think we will be in the business either up or down there for at least another four years. ♪ there were bells on a hill >> i think it was very easy to
underestimate george's talent and his contribution to the beatles. >> what we do will be write songs as we have been doing. ♪ >> george harrison referred to himself and ringo starr as a comedy class beatle. john and paul were the leaders and they were following, or at least that is how it was seen. ♪ >> it didn't help that he was younger. it didn't help that he was a very good to brilliant song writer in a band where there were two genius song writers. ♪ can't buy me love >> even the two guys said we don't need a george song. we have all of the great songs. george martin said this guy is quite good. you should put that on the album. he carved out real estate for george harrison. ♪ something in the way she moves ♪ >> he ended up writing some of the songs that really stand as
among the great beatle classics. something "while my guitar gentry weeps." ♪ >> so for years he has built up all of these songs. when the beatles finally ends, he writes "all things must pass." and he comes out with a double album of the songs he wanted to write. ♪ >> and i don't think he cared about material success at that particular time. but it was going to be on his terms with his musicians, his songs. ♪ oh, the sweet smell of success ♪ >> he often said he wasn't pursuing a solo career at all. he never hired a manager or had an agent. he just loved playing music with his friends. ♪ >> i always thought if you walked on the moon, what would you do with the rest of your life? you're in the beatles for nine years and what are you going to
do with the rest of your life? i think george thought about that a lot. >> very early on, george harrison realized that he wasn't getting the kind of spiritual fulfillment he wanted in life from being rich and famous and as a beatle. >> i met so many people but i realized there was nothing actually that was giving me a buzz any more. i wanted something better. ♪ >> he got into the sitar and it led him to yoga and that led to meditation and meditation led to the rich world of spirituality and he never abandoned that request his entire life. ♪ >> there was a quote by the indian poet tagore that george read to me one day. he said, blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth and i think it's safe to say
that in spite of his immense feign, his truth will never be outshined or forgotten. >> this is what george brought to the situation. he was just a magical guy and he would show up with his guitar and come in and you'd stop playing. he would start to sing. starting to sing "here comes the sun." >> george, in his own way, wrote such soulful, spiritual songs that still keep going and going and going. ♪ here comes the sun >> he made you think about other cultures, other values. practical, but also spiritual. ♪ >> our true nature is consciousness and -- you know, so, for me, there is no alternative. >> safe to say one of the few groups that music will withstand the test of time and never get
old. >> it can't. >> exactly right. i never saw the scorsese dylan documentary. always one of my great regrets so i will try to catch this. >> i will as well. setting the dvr. >> have a great day, ,,,, [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channel package. ♪ you can choose your own internet speeds. ♪ you can even choose to chat with a live person. ♪
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good morning. there is the ship in the coast from the us us and it is in town this morning and so is tim. how about the weather? -- any time you go on a ship, just say good-bye and you are saying it is 73, going up to 46 and 68 tomorrow with sunshine. great cruising weather to do what you want to do -- security is tighter at john's hopkins.
a student was sexually assaulted over the weekend. here is more on that. >> good morning. the assault happen in charles village and they stepped up the presence here at john hopkins. the $0 year old woman was sexually assaulted about 1:00 saturday morning as she walked through the parking lot near love grove street, a road about the wide as an alley. the suspect did have a gun and if anybody knows anything, come forward with information. friends and family will come together to speak at a concert goer. both were former high-ranking city educators. that will start at 6:00 p.m.
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